Six weeks into the College Football season, only 15 teams remain unbeaten.
Eleven of those teams made it to the top 11 spots of the AP Poll, but much will change after this week’s exciting series of games.
But before we get to those games, we’re ranking the best remaining unbeaten teams. So here they are.
Ohio State (AP rating: #2)
Ohio State appears at the top of this list for the first time, mainly thanks to the play of QB CJ Stroud. Heisman’s clear striker at this point in the season, Stroud has been the main catalyst for the No 1 scoring behavior and No 2 foul – in total yards – in the country. After his 361-yard, 6 touchdown performance last week, the OSU signal caller now leads the nation with 24 touchdowns and an incredible passer rating of 207.6. The Buckeyes will be off this week before Iowa hits the following town.
Alabama (AP rank: number 3)
Alabama has dropped one spot in the rankings this week, after escaping a home defeat to the underrated Texas A&M. However, unlike the AP Poll, I gave the Crimson Tide the benefit of the doubt and kept them above Georgia, as they are playing without their QB star Bryce Young . Bama made a lot of mistakes in the game against A&M, but remained undefeated, and will go to Tennessee to play Team 6 Volunteers, who are also unbeaten. Young is expected to play in a match that will actually show both teams standing at the halfway point of the college football season.
Georgia (AP rank: #1)
Georgia remains in third place in the rankings after an overwhelming defeat to Auburn last weekend. Georgia’s running game continues to lead with 295 yards and six points in the competition. Georgia’s defense also continued their stifling play, allowing only 258 yards and 10 points. Their defense ranks in the top 10 in the country in terms of points and yards allowed, and will be tested this week against Vanderbilt Commodores 3-3.
Clemson (AP rank: number 4)
Clemson’s defense has really come together since allowing Wake Forest 45 points and 447 yards a few weeks ago. Last week in a game against Boston College, Clemson picked up just three points over 254 yards. QB DJ Uiagalelei continued his excellent play, with a total of 289 yards and three touchdowns. The Tigers will travel to Florida State this weekend, before a game against the currently unbeaten Syracuse Orange next weekend.
Michigan (AP Rating: No. 5)
Michigan had a dominating win over Indiana over the weekend in QB JJ McCarthy’s best performance so far of the season. McCarthy had the season’s highest pitch 304 yards and three touchdowns, as the game passed finally led the way for the Wolverines. RB Blake Corum still has more than 100 yards on the ground for the third straight game – he has now dashed 735 yards and 11 touchdowns in the team’s first six games. Michigan hosts Penn State undefeated this weekend in one of Week 6’s biggest games (perhaps the second-biggest right after Alabama-Tennessee).
Tennessee (AP rank: number 6)
Tennessee continued to prove her bravery by defeating the LSU Tigers 25th in Baton Rouge with a score of 40-13. QB Hendon Hooker again impressed with 239 yards and 2 touches. RB Jabari Small had his best game of the season with 127 yards and two touchdowns. And it was the defense who stopped LSU’s aggressive behavior, forcing two turns and firing QB Jayden Daniels five times. Their realism will really be tested this week when the Alabama No. 3 arrives in town for the game of the week. This will be their fourth game against a ranked opponent this season – and by far the toughest.
USC (AP Rating: No. 7)
USC passed another test last time weekend when it knocked out a Washington State team at home. Despite the offensive firepower, it was the defense that really stole the show, slowing the Cougars’ powerful attack, and completely shutting them down in the second half. The Troys have by far their toughest test of the season this week, as they travel to Utah to face 20th place Utes. The Trojans will need QB Caleb Williams to get back on track after he has struggled to play his best football in two of their last three games.
UCLA (AP Rating: No. 11)
Speaking of Utah, UCLA continued the season full of surprises with an impressive home win against the One without. 11 Utes. The upstream win against the top 15 teams has moved the Bruins to 8th place in the standings. QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson continues an incredible fifth season as UCLA’s fouls leader, with more than 300 combined yards and four touchdowns. And yet again, RB Zach Charbonnet proved why he’s one of the best players in college football, dashing 198 yards and touching the ball, bringing his season total to 615 yards and six touchdowns in just five games. The Bruins have a goodbye this week before having another tough test – this time in Eugene – against the Oregon Ducks currently ranked 12th.
Oklahoma State (AP rating: number 8)
Oklahoma State Offense Continues to Shine in 41-31 victory over the good Texas Tech team. QB Spencer Sanders throws 297 yards and touchdown, adding to his impressive 2022 campaign (1,394 yards, 12 touchdowns, two interceptions). Oklahoma State’s defense struggled to stop the Red Raiders, allowing an attack of more than 500 yards in total. The Cowboys are going to have a big test this week when they head to TCU to take on the undefeated Horned Frogs and come in 13th, in the third best game in college football this week (or maybe it’s the third best in college football. Wednesday after USC/Utah? just so many great games this week).
Ole Miss (AP rank: No. 9)
Ole Miss has been leapfrogged by UCLA in the rankings, but is still in 10th and last place, ahead of Penn State, TCU, and the rest of the undefeated teams. Mississippi’s offense shot all turrets this past weekend against a not-so-good Vanderbilt team. QB Jaxson Dart threw 448 yards, while the team fouled a total of nearly 600 yards. The defense doesn’t look very impressive, but they will have a chance to improve against a struggling Auburn team this weekend.